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The X Factor: Misunderstood is the first to be voted off

Misunderstood are the seventh act to be voted off The X Factor 2018.

The musical duo received the least votes following Saturday’s Movie Week, to the shock of both the audience and viewers at home.

Speaking to host Dermot O’ Leary about his departure, they thanked mentor Robbie Williams for supporting them, and promised this would not be the last we would see of them.

Gone: Misunderstood are the seventh act to be voted off The X Factor 2018, as they received the fewest public votes following Saturday’s Movie Week

Misunderstood – which consists of friends Stephan Benson and Jeffery Okyere – were inevitably stunned to hear their time in the competition was over, despite their performance of Flashdance’s Maniac earning a mixed reception.

The shock followed onto the judging panel, as Ayda Williams admitted she would be in for an ‘awkward’ Skype chat with her husband Robbie later.

Nile Rodgers has been filling in for Robbie on the judging panel this week, acting as a stand-in mentor for the Groups category.

Gutted: Speaking to host Dermot O' Leary about their departure, the duo thanked their fans for accepting them, and added it would not be the last time they would seen them

Gutted: Speaking to host Dermot O’ Leary about their departure, the duo thanked their fans for accepting them, and added it would not be the last time they would seen them

Gone: This leaves Groups mentor Robbie Williams with just one act remaining, as Acacia & Aaliyah still face the second elimination of the night

Gone: This leaves Groups mentor Robbie Williams with just one act remaining, as Acacia & Aaliyah still face the second elimination of the night

Fans were also quick to share their devastation around Misunderstood’s departure on Twitter, as the pair were previously tipped as a favourite to win.

One posted: ‘Can’t even understand how misunderstood are out what is going on man?’

Another added: ‘No way did misunderstood get the least amount of votes! SHAMBLES.’

A third also tweeted: ‘NOOOOOO, Misunderstood, I love them, can’t believe they’re out! I’m sure we will see them again though.’

No! Fans were also quick to share their devastation around Misunderstood's departure on Twitter, as the pair were previously tipped as a favourite to win

No! Fans were also quick to share their devastation around Misunderstood’s departure on Twitter, as the pair were previously tipped as a favourite to win

Brutal: Following the shock exit, Ayda Williams joked she would be in for an 'awkward' Skype chat with husband Robbie later on in the evening

Brutal: Following the shock exit, Ayda Williams joked she would be in for an ‘awkward’ Skype chat with husband Robbie later on in the evening

But drama didn’t stop there, as two further acts also went head-to-head in the sing-off, with the judges who would make it through to next week.

One by one the safe acts were revealed, until the bottom two were announced to be Acacia & Aaliyah and Giovanni Spano.

The show also kicked off with a performance from Michael Bublé, who confirmed after weeks of speculation he would NOT be retiring.

Putting fans minds at ease the Canadian showman said he wasn’t going anywhere, as he made a return to music following a two-year hiatus.

He’s back! The show also kicked off with a performance from Michael Bublé, who confirmed after weeks of speculation he would NOT be retiring

I’m still here! Putting fans minds at ease the Canadian showman said he wasn’t going anywhere, as he made a return to music following a two-year hiatus

Also taking to the stage was X Factor veteran Olly Murs, who took the stage ten years after finishing runner-up on the show in 2009.

No stranger to an X Factor performance, Olly rocked a rendition of his newest single Love Me Again, before admitting he was rooting for Louis Tomlinson’s Boys category. 

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the results after Saturday’s Movie Week, which featured songs from The Greatest Showman, A Star Is Born and Titanic. 

Big return: Also taking to the stage was X Factor veteran Olly Murs, who took the stage ten years after finishing runner-up on the show in 2009

Big return: Also taking to the stage was X Factor veteran Olly Murs, who took the stage ten years after finishing runner-up on the show in 2009

Old hand: No stranger to an X Factor performance, Olly rocked a rendition of his newest single Love Me Again

Old hand: No stranger to an X Factor performance, Olly rocked a rendition of his newest single Love Me Again

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